Chad Jerry Schapansky


Jan. 21, 1981 – March 29, 2004

Chad Jerry Schapansky, age 23, of Clearwater, B.C. (formerly of 100 Mile House, B.C.) died while performing his duty as a firefighter on March 29, 2004. He will be lovingly remembered by his parents; Sue and Vic Meyer of 100 Mile House and Dan and Marlene Schapansky of Clearwater; and his longtime girlfriend Nicole Waite. Also left with treasured memories are grandparents Jerry and Sharon Schapansky, Elizabeth Morgan and Lois Moore; his sister Brandie-Lynn Schapansky of 100 Mile House; brother Jason Schapansky of Clinton, B.C. (formerly of 100 Mile House); step-siblings Belinda Rempel of Delta, B.C.; Kim Ma of Coquitlam, B.C.; Heather Luxton of Abbotsford, B.C. and Brandon Luxton of North Vancouver, B.C.; uncle John (Jayne) Stokes; ants Debbie (Harold), Kim (Kurt) and Kelly (Ken); many, many cousins; uncle Darrell (Lee) Schapansky; aunts Diane Schapansky, Susan Schapansky and Lynn Schapansky; nephews James, Alex and Marcus Rempel and Spencer Ma. Predeceased by grandfather Gary Morgan. Chad enjoyed his childhood years growing up on the family ranch at 100 Mile House, B.C. His kindheartedness led him to fire fighting, which became his passion. Chad enjoyed everything the outdoors had to offer. He was always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. Chad was a very outgoing, fun loving soul who lived his short life to the fullest. He lived his recent years in Clearwater working with his Dad at the family building supply, and belonged to the Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department. In the short six years that Chad and his girlfriend Nicole lived in Clearwater, they made many friends and Chad endeared himself to everyone he met.

We will all miss him greatly.

The family extends special thanks to the Clearwater Fire Department for all their help; and to family and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Mon., April 5, 2004 in the Evangilical Free Church with Pastor Lloyd Strickland and Pastor Ian Moilliet officiating. Following the service, Chad was laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery in Clearwater. A celebration of Chad’s life was also held on Tues., April 6, 2004 in the Forest Grove Community Hall in Forest Grove, B.C. In memory of Chad, the family would appreciate donations made to the Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department Trust Fund c/o Interior Savings Credit Union.

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